Friday, 16 March 2018

"Gardening is an exercise in optimism. Sometimes, it is a triumph of hope over experience." - Marina Schinz

Presentation:  Chelsea Coastal Garden – Tracey Foster

Tracey gave us a wonderful talk about the garden which won her a silver medal at Chelsea last year.  We were given an insight into how she managed to portray the chalk cliffs, the sea and shore in her Yorkshire coast garden.  When asked if she would design a garden again for Chelsea given all the hard work involved, Tracey said she definitely would – but not this year!
Display Table
 Gill’s Spring display with daffodil Topolino
Gill’s container with Corydalis Beth Evans and Cava, allium paradoxum normale, Pulmonaria and Primrose 
Dorothy’s Cyclamen which she has kept for many years
 Judith's Euphorbia Robbiae 
Judith’s Euphorbia foetida in blue pot, the bronzy red Euphorbia Walberton and a Hellebore

Gardening Matters
A couple of articles to read if the weather prevent you from gardening this weekend:
Congratulations to Rodley Nature Reserve who beat many other prestigious sites to win this accolade.

Notice Board
Saturday 31st March: Paxton Spring Show.  Help is requested in the kitchen and any contribution to the plant sale will be appreciated and can be dropped off on Friday evening before the show.

Next Meeting

6th April – Spring Mini Show with judge and speaker John Freer
See the categories below.  I’m sure we can all find something to bring.